WHSC Library 100th Anniversary Celebration Event, Sept 14 3:30-5:30pm.

The WHSC Library invites you to our 100th Anniversary Celebration Event, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Patricia Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine!

  • Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building auditorium
  • When: Thursday, September 14, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Reception to Follow
  • This free, in-person event is cosponsored by Emory’s Center for AI Learning.

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Keynote Speaker

Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD—nurse, industrial engineer, and director of the National Library of Medicine since 2016—will give a keynote speech entitled “Real Libraries for a Future Powered by Artificial Intelligence.”

Never before in the history of scientific and scholarly communication has the contribution of libraries been more essential to the production of knowledge and the process of knowledge application. Trans-disciplinary perspectives supplant rigorous adherence to disciplinary knowledge, and methodologies once considered the purview of a specialized domain take on new relevance in illuminating novel understandings. AI promises instant access to interpretations and meanings, informed by the vast knowledge of the internet grinder through generative AI models. Libraries and the values of libraries recognize the criticality of trustable knowledge resources as the substrate of emerging science, and the important of preserving provenance and acknowledgement of the author’s insights in collecting, interpreting and developing new knowledge on the shoulders of what is already known.

This presentation is designed to stimulate questions and to inspire scholars and librarians of the present to guide us into the future.

Panel Discussion on Library Collaborations with Emory Faculty

We’ll also be joined by five Emory faculty collaborators who will give short presentations on how working with the WHSC Library has impacted their missions and outcomes.

  • Monica Crubezy, PhD, serves as director of research solutions in the Emory University Office of Information Technology. She has professional interests in interdisciplinary collaborations, knowledge representation and sharing, and data management and analysis.
  • J. William Eley, MD, MPH, serves as executive associate dean, Medical Education and Student Affairs, Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education, and professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine. He practices oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and at Grady Memorial Hospital. He joined the faculty at Emory University in 1989.
  • Mary M. Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN, LSSYB, FAAN, is the corporate director of Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice for Emory Healthcare and the former vice president of patient services and Chief Nursing Officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown. She holds an adjunct faculty position at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.
  • M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSC, MBA, is executive director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center. He is the Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health and a professor of medicine and endocrinology at Emory University School of Medicine. A leading international diabetes expert, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, he serves on the Committee of the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.
  • Lance A. Waller, PhD, is an Emory professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health. He leads the Woodruff Health Science Center’s Strategic Initiative in Data Science and serves as faculty co-leader for Emory’s new Center for AI Learning.

We hope to see you there!